Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Renew your habit

Dream is a never-ending topic for me. I strongly believe that everyone has at least one dream she/he want to achieve badly. But the thing is, not everyone know how to preparing their selves in order to achieve it.

We really need to organize our dream, mapping it, & plan some strategies to make it happen. But do not expect to achieve it quickly. Because you know lah, even instant noodle take 5 minutes before it ready to served.
The desire to achieve results quickly fools you into thinking that the result is a prize.

So, since I know that dream must be organized, I start to arranging my own strategy. Creating much of visual reminders that keep me anxious. But one day, I read an e-book which tell me to start with habit change if you really want to achieve those great goals.

Your audacious life goals are fabulous. We’re proud of you for having them. But it’s possible that those goals are designed to distract you from the thing that’s really frightening you—the shift in daily habits that would mean a re–invention of how you see yourself. —Seth Godin

It turns out that we have to break our dream into pieces of habit, stick with it, and achieve it slowly. But wait, starting a new habit is not an easy thing, right? But don't worry guys, everything takes time kok. The e-book tell me to start the habit changes with trigger. The trigger can be anything that you never fail to do everyday. For example, let's say you want to start a new habit to do sport everyday. So you can use "wake up" as a trigger for you to start doing push up, sit up, or anything.

“make it so easy that you can’t say no.”

Choose an easy trigger that makes you feel like your new habit is a routines for you. In the beginning, performance doesn't matter. What does matter is becoming the type of person who always sticks to your new habit - not matter how small or significant it seems.

Want to start an easy change? I dare you to be a happier person (because I really hate seeing an unhappy person). But don't worry guys. I give you my secret (not so, actually. Because I've written it before) trigger to be a happier person. The trigger is "waking up". The new habit that you have to start is smiling as sincere as you possibly can do. Smile is an easy thing right? You couldn't say no, kay? (:

Smiling help to camouflage your brain that you have a terribly good mood. So, when your brain got your intrigue, it's all set.

To celebrate some of my new habit change, I have prepared this visual reminder template for you guys (if you want to start your own habit change). I also put my challenge for you on the first list (I really want everybody to be a happy person). So, let's start a new good habit, good people! (:

Download link:
- Renew your habit + trigger
- Renew your habit, weekly

Saturday, April 05, 2014

How to let go of your dream? Uhm, just don't

Couple days ago, I checked my email - just like I usually do - and found this article from my current favorite self-development website. The tittle was "How to let go of your dream". I usually agree with whatever they write on the website, but not for this one.

The topic was somehow so me, for now. I read it, and I try to understand her situation -which she write on her post- but I don't think that it will suitable in my case.

Let go of your dream?
Let go of my dream.
My dream, good bye! Oh no.

I don't think that I could be brave enough to gracefully let go of my dream. Although there are lot of time, when it look so far away and unreachable. But dream was just like that. Scaring and of course - if you reach it earnestly - exhausting.

"If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough"

The thing is, life doesn't always go on your way. There are lot unsupportive situations and obstacles that makes you feel like quitting. But hell yeah, you always have the reason to stay if you really want to make it. 

So keep the faith, self. Just remember what JKT48 said on their song, River :
"Mimpi itu selalu, terlihatnya jauh & jaraknya terasa tidak tergapai."
"Dream will always look so distant and unreachable."

Keep the faith, self. Keep the faith.. (: